This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Mr. Charlie, He's Gone, Black Throated Wind, Next Time You See Me, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, Big Railroad Blues, Playin' In The Band, Chinatown Shuffle, Loser, Beat It On Down The Line, You Win Again, Good Lovin', Dire Wolf Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Comes A Time-> Sugar Magnolia, El Paso, Tennessee Jed, Greatest Story Ever Told, Two Souls In Communion, Casey Jones, Turn On Your Love Light-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night
August 13, 2013 Subject:
An absolutely classic performance
This amazing performance is possibly the finest of Euro '72, though there are several other contenders including 4-14, 5-11, and 5-26. The whole show is great, and has long been a favorite of mine ever since its partial release on Hundred Year Hall. But the second set jam suite is, much like most of the tour, the highlight here.
Truckin kicks off this suite in great fashion, an amazingly high energy jam with plenty of jazzy Other One teases. This is probably the best version of the tour imo. After a brief drums the band launch into an absolutely legendary Other One that is so in the zone it has to be heard to be believed. It's always hard to pick "best" versions of Dead jams, but dare I say that this Other One is not only likely the best of the tour, but possibly the best of all time. The band is just locked in perfectly, Garcia especially weaving some serious magic. There are more than a few hints at a thematic jam (possibly Feelin' Groovy) before things quite down and get spacey after the verse. Phil starts up a great theme that sounds very much like the band's performances of Clementine from 1968. From here, things start to get pretty hairy, building up to a wildly intense Tiger, with Jerry shredding and Bobby throwing out Spanish jam teases underneath the wash of sound. The final 8 minutes many be the best part, however, as Garcia and company wind through a spellbinding jazz jam that flows and builds with jaw-dropping intensity, as the band comes crashing into the second verses. WOW!!!
Things come back to earth with a contemplative Comes a Time, and Bob and Jerry rock out hard on Sugar Magnolia. But this set is still not over, with an epically jammed, bluesy Lovelight and great versions of GDTRFB and OMSN to end this legendary show, which gets my highest possible recommendation.
April 26, 2012 Subject:
how do you download this?
i'm very new to all this computer thing....not the music though...how do i download something this?....thanks for helping. if its necessary to tell me in private, my email is
December 3, 2009 Subject:
September 12, 2004 Subject:
Best of Europe 72
I had this whole show on a boot tape before it was
released. It's great to now be able to complete the show from the CD release. Hard to believe they
left off Loser, which doesn't appear on Europe '72, and this great version of Dire Wolf. Anyhow, this show is a highlight of the tour, strong focused playing on every song. The Other One, in particular is full blown. The ones prior to tonight on 4/11 and 4/16 are a bit more restrained. This Other One is long and roars like a dragon. And the Lovelight is one of Pig's last, and best - as the released version testifies! One of their hottest, rockin-est shows of the tour. They would argueably not achieve this level of intensity again until 5/11 at Rotterdam, although the Paris shows in early May are also very strong.
A must have for Europe 72 fans! Buy it.
Dr. Flashback :-)
September 5, 2004 Subject:
1/3 of 100 year
RANT...why on god's green Earth would you EVER split this show and move tracks from ONE set to the other just to make a 2 CD package? What the hell is with GD merchandising? Get with it...you all must know by now that the people who buy the "official" releases are for the most part completists. STOP MESSING WITH THE DAMN SHOWS!!! This is OUR music...not yours to mutilate. If it were YOUR music, you'd be broke...GET IT!!!
REVIEW...maybe the best show ever. Even though Piggy's voice sounds higher (liver damage will do that) he is still a driving force in this show. Jerry is note perfect for 3 1/2 hours...also check out Bobby's playing in this show (perfect rhythm's). Phil is a little low in the mix (only a few Philbomb's). And Kreutz alone is tru-tempo.
Maybe the first SPACE ever in the EPIC Other one suite. Also He's gone is apparently an early rendition with a slightly different feel. I always thought this was written for Pigpen.
April 24, 2004 Subject:
Get it now
Getting the 100 Year Hall outtakes has FINALLY given me the chance to hear 4/26/72 as a complete show after having listened to the official release for the last 8 or 9 years. The .txt file has the instructions to use the official CD and the outtakes to put together the complete, unedited show on 4 discs and listening the whole show in this context is undoubtedly more enjoyable to me than having the end of the 2nd set placed on the second half of the 1st disc of 100YH. Download this immediately!